The chances of this chick actually being a real police officer (in the UK) are slim at best.  But that falsehood aside, the Golden-i device is sure to make crime fighting, saving lives, or just about any job easier.

Using an onboard camera, data connectivity, microphone, GPS, and a micro display, the Golden-i wearable goggles can provide police and those alike, realtime information to help them capture criminals no matter the scenario.  Not only can coppers instantly access data using the visual object and biometric scanner, but they can also see in the dark or track criminals using an infrared sensor.  The below video depicts two British police chasing a criminal who is easily apprehended thanks to a projected floor plan of the thief’s robbery location, along with utilizing the aforementioned features.  Coworkers, or police in this instance, can also stay in touch and view their partners’ location as a result of on-board GPS.

The Golden-i is developed by U.S. company Kopin Corporation (I’ve seen them worn by Verizon Wireless employees at CES for the last two years).  However, this particular software solution, which is tailored to police, firefighters and paramedics, has been created by Nottinghamshire-based firm Ikanos Consulting.  That means paramedics and firefighters can benefit from the Golden-i as they’ll be able to take advantage of same features found in the police version, along with sharing realtime video and more.

Golden-i plans to launch an SDK, allowing even office workers and those alike to take advantage of the goggle’s augmented reality offering.  For an additional charge, a camera can be added to stream video.  Unfortunately, Golden-i hasn’t said when exactly that kit will be released, or when and how much it will sell for.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."